The James Bond 007 and Omega Watches association truly doesn’t require another clarification – although if you do have to find out about it, check our inside and out article . For more than 20 years, the Swiss watchmaker has supplied the world’s most popular spy with his Seamaster watches, and figured out how to give this embellishment a significant status, becoming a film character in its own right. This year, propelled by Bond’s rank and formal attire, Omega has made the Seamaster Diver 300m “Commander’s Watch”.
Background – The Omega/007 connection
Back in 1995, with GoldenEye, James Bond made a solid comeback on film screens around the world, giving the arrangement a new beginning. Starring in the film as Bond was Pierce Brosnan, and on his wrist was a watch that would become an advanced symbol, the Seamaster Diver 300m. The combination of its blue dial and bezel, its toolish style and particular arm band made a watch which was immediately unmistakable by the majority. Something beyond an adornment, this watch had its own character and accordingly, assumed a significant part in the film. In each 007 film from that point forward, a Seamaster watch would be highlighted, including the Specter Limited Edition from the 2015 movie.
While no new film has been reported at this point – regardless of whether it’s nearly affirmed that Craig will return as Bond in Episode 25 – Omega is today disclosing a Limited Edition, in light of the famous model that has been a common component since its first appearance on Bond’s wrist in 1995. Curiously the inspiration for this new watch is marginally not the same as in the past, as it depends on the ensign shades of the British Royal Navy – in which Bond holds the position of “Commander”.
The motivation behind the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m “Commander’s Watch”
Why this inspiration? Lindy Hemming, the outfit planner on GoldenEye (1995) and on the 4 after movies, proposed that 007 should wear an OMEGA. Speaking about her decision of the Seamaster, she said “I was persuaded that Commander Bond, a maritime man, a diver, and an attentive noble man of the world would wear this watch rather than the one everybody anticipated that I should use.” Also, it must be noticed that Omega and the British Royal Navy have consistently been firmly connected. Indeed, the Seamaster 300, initially delivered in 1957, was given to military divers around the planet. In 1967, a celebrated clump of 2nd age Seamaster 300s was additionally conveyed to the MoD for issue to certain units.
Additionally, during the beginning of the Second World War, the MoD – the UK’s Ministry of Defense – presented the determinations for a wristwatch that would help British powers in the sky, and on land and adrift. Consequently, Omega delivered in excess of 110,000 pilots’, guides’ and troopers’ watches to Great Britain’s MoD. This implies that over half of the entirety of Switzerland’s watch conveyances to the United Kingdom during the war came from one company – Omega, and thus the link between the two was immovably established.
To make this new watch, Omega has chosen to honor Bond through his rank and formal attire, by basing its design on the shades of the British Royal Navy: red, white, blue.
The new Omega Seamaster Diver 300m “Commander’s Watch”
This new watch stays consistent with the starting points of the Omega Watches/James Bond 007 association. It depends on the popular Professional Seamaster 300m, for example, was utilized in GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) – The World Is Not Enough (1999) – Die Another Day (2002) and Casino Royale (2006), and on this event it has indeed developed with yet further modifications.
The instance of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m “Commander’s Watch” holds its unmistakable highlights; it’s still 41mm in measurement, the traditional case shape with lyre-drags – obviously made in tempered steel, and got done with cleaned and satined surfaces. In any case, when compared to the standard form of the Seamaster Diver 300m, as included in the Seamaster catalogue, we can see that the bezel of the restricted version has been refreshed. It currently has a blue artistic addition yet with a striking red elastic covering defining the initial 15 minutes of the scale – the critical 15-minutes when jumping. The engravings are created with Liquidmetal® innovation. On the case, the Helium Escape valve is as yet present, just as the screw-in crown, to ensure wonderful water safe up to 300 meters.
The dial of the Seamaster Diver 300m “Commander’s Watch” is likewise introduced interestingly on this model in cleaned white fired, with the natural raised indexes being circumnavigated in blue. The inscription “Seamaster” is written in red, and the skeleton hands which have been loaded up with iridescent paint, are covered in blue – all together making a new, energetic look. To complement this new look, a NATO strap in blue, red and dark, follows a 5-stripe example and it comes with a cleaned steel buckle.
A number of details likewise make this Omega Seamaster Diver 300m “Commander’s Watch” special, for example the 007 weapon logo stabilizer on the red focal seconds hand, and the number 7 in the date window which is hued red, while different numbers are blue. The caseback is additionally has its own unique highlights, such as the “three stripes” of the Commander’s maritime symbol included on the rotor, alongside the 007 “slug” design.
Inside the instance of the Omega “Commander’s Watch” is the notable type 2507. This development, or possibly the 2500 (as the 2507 is a variety of type 2500, with shot enrichment on the rotor) is a modified ETA 2892-A2 with the Co-Axial escapement – which by chance happened to be the first Omega development to include this particular escapement, back in 1999. This development ticks at an unusual 25,200vph recurrence and flaunts a 48h force save. It is chronometer guaranteed by COSC.
The stainless steel model of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m “Commander’s Watch” is restricted to only 7,007 pieces. It comes with a 3-year guarantee and is introduced in an extraordinary box that has been propelled by a military decoration case. The case additionally contains a hardened steel arm band, a changing instrument and a “maritime pin” that reflects the plan of the NATO strap.
A gold model – the “Commander’s Watch” likewise comes in a 18K yellow gold model, and is restricted to only 7 pieces.
Technical Specifications – Omega Seamaster Diver 300m “Commander’s Watch”
- Case: 41mm width – tempered steel, cleaned and satined – steel bezel with clay and elastic addition – sapphire gem – 300m water resistant
- Movement: Omega type 2507, chronometer appraised by COSC – co-hub escapement – 25,200vph – 48h force hold – programmed winding – hours, minutes, seconds, date
- Dial: white cleaned ceramic – blue indexes
- Strap: NATO strap in blue, red and dark with steel clasp – stainless steel wristband additionally remembered for the box